Visually Impaired Horror Game, Perception, is Coming to PlayStation 4

Remember back in 2015 when former BioShock and Dead Space developers launched a Kickstarter campaign for Perception, a horror game where a visually impaired woman must use her other senses to survive? Well it’s back in the news as they’ve announced that it’ll be coming to PlayStation 4 via a new publishing label.

The game will be coming to PlayStation 4 via publisher Feardemic, but Feardemic themselves are a special kind of publisher as it’s a brand new publishing label by the developers of Layers of Fear. What a combo. Feardemic specialise in releasing independent horror games, so it’s a perfect fit.

Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure featuring Cassie, a young blind woman who must rely on her other senses to “see” the world around her. Cassie envisions the world via echolocation and sees her surroundings based on the noises they create. Wind blowing through the cracks of an old house, for example, reveal the shape of the spooky building. Each step she takes on the ground does the same. However making too much noise could cause someone, or something else to hear…

“We have had an overwhelming number of requests to bring Perception to PlayStation 4 players. Needless to say, we’re stoked to make this happen!” said Bill Gardner, creative director at The Deep End Games. “It’s also fantastic to have a great publishing partner like Feardemic to help ship the game, allowing us to focus on development as much as possible.”

Unfortunately there’s still no release date for the PC or PlayStation 4 version, so I guess we just sit and wait.